Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate option from those given below. (3 Marks)
Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind !
Be through my lips to unawaken'd earth The trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind ?
(a) The poetic device used in line 1 is
(i) a metaphor
(ii) a repetition
(iii) an alliteration
(iv) a simile
(b) What prophecy is being talked about ?
(i) Cold weather
(ii) Warm clothes
(iv) Old age and unhappiness
(c) Spring is symbolic of
(iv) rebirth and joy